Although sprouting wheatgrass is easy, it is still necessary for you to know how to sprout this kind of plant the right way for best results. Wheatgrass is a plant that is rich in essential nutrients, minerals and amino acids, so sprouting, planting and growing it properly will give healthy and nutritious yield.

You can sprout and grow wheatgrass in your garden, in your home, or any area which is appropriate for planting. All you need for sprouting wheatgrass is just a plain, flat deep-set gardening tray made of plastic, with holes, organic potting soil and some fertilizer, bottle type water spray and quality organic wheatgrass sprouting seeds.

A plastic gardening tray is recommended so that it can be utilized for planting over and over again; it is significant though to use an organic potting soil and fertilizer to assure optimum nutrition with adequate quantities of vitamins and minerals in the plant; the use of a spray bottle for watering plants is necessary for you to avoid giving them to much water; and using organic wheatgrass sprouting seeds is also preferred to guarantee the best quality, taste and wheatgrass sprouts yield.

Once all the gardening tools and materials are set, you are now ready to have a mini-wheatgrass farm. Here are some steps to follow in sprouting wheatgrass:

1. Sprouting or germinating. This process is important so that you can have a good quality crop. Fill a bowl with wheatgrass seeds, rinse them with clean water, drain, and then soak the seeds in another bowl or container of cold water. Do that for 2-3 times. Then, soak the seeds for 8-10 hours. After that period, drain the water, rinse them with clean water, soak them again for 2-3 times in cold water, and then soak them again for 8-10 hours. Repeat again the procedures for the 3rd time. If the seeds appear to have sprouted roots measuring about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch, then the sprouting or germinating is done.

2. Prepare the planting tray. This is the beginning of the planting and growing phase of the sprouted seeds, and the end of sprouting wheatgrass. In order for the sprouted roots not to stick out of the holes at the bottom part of the planting tray, line the bottom using unbleached paper towels. After that layer, use moistened soil to coat the tray for about one and a half inch of depth. Remember to always use organic soil and fertilizer, not the artificial ones. After preparing the tray and the soil, it's now time for planting.

3. Layer and implant the germinated wheatgrass seeds in the moistened soil. Sprouting wheatgrass does not need direct sunlight, so avoid placing your tray on hot places or those areas with direct sunlight, as wheatgrass will be burned when exposed to too much radiation or heat under the sun.

4. Always water the seeds. Using your water spray bottle, make sure that the young plants are watered twice a day, at the least. The young plants need to be watered at least twice a day using your water spray bottle. Also, always check your plants, as when there are warmer and humid climates, molds tend to grow in the shrubs.

This is the method for sprouting quality wheatgrass and growing it into a nutritious plant. All you have to do now is wait for it to grow and juice it using a juicer that is designed for juicing wheatgrass.

The best juicer for the job is a masticating juicer. These juicers chew through wheatgrass at slow speeds using augers as opposed to centrifugal juicers that spin at high speeds causing a lot of heat, which destroys the enzymes and speeds up the process of oxidation which is detrimental to the nutrients.

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